CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Part of NC-16 in Newton was shut down for several hours after a car and tractor-trailer collided Wednesday afternoon.
The tractor-trailer driver told FOX 46 that a woman ran the red light in front of him. He said he did not even have time to hit the breaks.
That woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries from the crash. The driver of the truck was not seriously injured.
The tractor-trailer, which was carrying wood chips, lost its load in the crash. Several dump trucks were on scene to get the roadway cleaned up.
The road has since reopened.